In a Presbyterian congregation, the members run the church. Every year, our congregation nominates, elects, and ordains women and men to serve the church as “ruling elders” to lead our congregation’s life and ministry. They have responsibilities for the life of the congregation as well as the whole church, including ecumenical relationships. This group of elders is called the “Session.”

Clerk of Session

Clerk of SessionMike Johnson (2019)[email protected]The Clerk of Session manages the business of church meetings and keeps official church records.

Strategic Plan Implementation Committee

PlanningCarol Morgan (2021)[email protected]Supports the congregation in accomplishing the goals of our Three-Year Plan (2018-20).

Administrative Council

Administration SupportDavid Root (2021)[email protected]Manages space use and policies, handles insurance and legal matters, and provides assistance for the front-line efforts of the staff including office equipment and telecommunications.
PersonnelWendy Reiser Cromwell (2020)[email protected]Evaluates and supports the paid church staff.
CommunicationsCharles Bonner (2019)[email protected]Oversees internal and external church communications, marketing, and website maintenance.
PropertyJarvis Ellis (2020)[email protected]Manages and maintains church property, inside and outside.

Community Life Council

ParishesMary Nevil (2017)[email protected]Coordinates the 12 NDPC parishes, communicates and provides guidance for Parish leaders, and resources for parish events.
Community Fellowship and Special EventsThom Schreck (2020)[email protected]Facilitates social gatherings, shared meals, special outings, and retreats.
Congregational CareAudra Grace (2021)[email protected]Offers special care to our members during life changes and major events.
EngagementEllen Herbert (2020)[email protected]Coordinates greeting and welcoming visitors, facilitates the new member process and seeks opportunities for further engagement with our community.

Education Council

Adult EducationDavid Wilkes (2021)[email protected]Organizes Christian education programs for adults.
Children’s and Youth EducationMarion Reeves (2019)[email protected]Manages a strong children’s program, which is strengthened through the curriculum used during church school, children’s involvement in worship, youth group opportunities, and family activities and education.

Mission and Social Concern Council

Peace and JusticeCarol Tveit (2019)[email protected]Engages in political advocacy in conjunction with NDPC’s mission commitments, facilitates congregational support for peacemaking.
Global MissionDeedee Murphy (2021)[email protected]Oversees NDPC’s support of international mission initiatives.
Community MinistryNancy Gathany (2020)[email protected]Supports NDPC’s local and national mission initiatives and activities.

Stewardship Council

StewardshipJill Jacques (2021)[email protected]Creates opportunities for people to give money, time, and other resources to support the church’s ministry.
FinanceGabriel Ramirez (2019)[email protected]Provides oversight of the church’s annual budget.

Worship Council

WorshipJanet Jasper (2020)[email protected]Oversees programs and activities for the church’s worship of God.